The return of the IMAX® Victoria Film Festival

From March 8-31, 2024, experience the return of fan-favourite IMAX® classics, from America’s Musical Journey to Deep Sea 3D, with the IMAX® Victoria Film Festival. Each documentary film will transport you to wondrous places with breathtaking cinematography that can only be experienced on the largest screen in BC. Here for three weeks only!

  • BEST VALUE! IMAX® Victoria Annual Pass $65. As an annual passholder, you can watch all six film festival documentaries at no additional cost. Plus, you’ll benefit from amazing perks including UNLIMITED regular documentary films and discounted Hollywood features for 12 months, invitations to exclusive passholder-only events, and 20% discount on Royal BC Museum admission.
  • Single tickets are available at the regular rate.  (Adult $12, Senior, Student & Youth $11, Child $5. There is a $1 surcharge for all 3D films).

IMAX® Victoria Film Festival Program

Film Festival 2024

America’s Musical Journey

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | DISTRIBUTOR: MacGillivray Freeman Films | RELEASE DATE: 2018 | CCAP: Yes | March 8-31

AMERICA’S MUSICAL JOURNEY celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and creative risk-taking that characterize America, as told through the story of its music. The film follows Grammy Award®-nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of America’s music and follows the footsteps of Louis Armstrong through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born.

Born to be Wild

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | DISTRIBUTOR:  IMAX Corporation | RELEASE DATE: 2011 | CCAP: Yes | March 8-31

BORN TO BE WILD is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them — saving endangered species one life at a time.

Deep Sea

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | DISTRIBUTOR:  IMAX Corporation | RELEASE DATE: 2006 | CCAP: Yes | March 8-31

Sea life in a whole new way. DEEP SEA, an underwater adventure from the filmmakers behind the successful IMAX® film Into the Deep, transports audiences deep below the ocean surface. Through the magic of IMAX®, moviegoers will swim with some of the planet’s most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, and understand this inspiring underworld. Deep Sea has been awarded the Entertainment Seal of Approval by the Parent’s Television Council, which salutes the best in Hollywood entertainment. It is awarded to outstanding films, television programs and DVDs that are suitable for the entire family.


RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 44 min. | DISTRIBUTOR: MacGillivray Freeman Films | REMASTERED DATE: 2022 | CCAP: Yes | March 8-31

Audiences will revisit the inspiring ascent of the world’s tallest mountain with a team of four international climbers who find hope, beauty, and triumph in the wake of tragedy. When EVEREST was first released in 1998, it was the fastest rollout ever for a giant screen film and landed on Variety’s Top 10 Box Office list. The film shattered all previous attendance records and went on to become the highest grossing giant-screen documentary of all time.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | DISTRIBUTOR:  Giant Screen Films | RELEASE DATE: 2007 | CCAP: No | March 8-31

Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, MUMMIES: SECRETS OF THE PHARAOHS follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies.  These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. Experience the wonders of Mummies and enjoy a cinematic adventure 3,000 years in the making.


RATED:  G | RUNTIME: 40 min. | DISTRIBUTOR:  IMAX Corporation | RELEASE DATE: 2018 | CCAP: Yes | March 8-31

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild.  This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.